At 10:24 this evening I inserted the new Ubuntu 6.06 disk in my CD drive. At 10:43 I was using my new Ubuntu operating system. Now there’s quick and there’s quick, and I believe 19 minutes from nothing to a fully-working computer is pretty darn quick.
So, I implore you, try it (they’ll even send you free CDs) and prepare to have your eyes opened to a world of truly free software.
The founder of Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth, has been interviewed on Channel 4’s More4 News. He doesn’t often appear on TV, but I wish he did. He seems like a great bloke.
Thanks to the Ubuntu blog for making me aware of this.
Oh, and I couldn’t help but post another picture of our beautiful baby. This is, I firmly believe, the cutest thing I have ever seen:
Just like “Cheese – the film”. I’m being a bit premature with this, but I’ve waited so long to get this live I’m going to tell you all about it before I’ve had chance to finish it. You know my project management software? Well, it’s now got it’s own website.
Obviously it’s not finished yet, and I’m frankly not sure when it will be, but I’m happy with it all the same.
If, like me, you’re unsure about the future of your favourite web or graphics software due to the merger of Adobe and Macromedia, never fear. There’s always lots of alternatives to try.
I’ve been using the Gimp for a while but have never really got to grips with it because I’ve never really been a Photoshop boy. My heart belongs to Fireworks, a stunning piece of software. And, to be honest, the Gimp hasn’t the balls to steal my heart away.
So if you know of a free (preferably open source and platform-agnostic) close equivalent of Fireworks let me know.